The incredible story of Professor Nicola Curtin went worldwide. She was part of a team at Newcastle University who worked for 30 years to produce a new ovarian cancer drug for use on the NHS. Nicola then donated her £865 thousand in royalties to The Community Foundation, to transform the lives of disadvantaged people. I broke the story for the BBC- it was picked up by the press and featured in The Independent's Year in Review. TX 26/11/19
In conversation with writer, Great British Bake Off winner and now national treasure Nadiya Hussain, in front of a sell-out live audience for the Sage Gateshead's first Words Weekend. Review from @Narc_Magazine : "Bouncing off engaging Chair Charlie Charlton, a warm and richly informative conversation shed a fascinating light onto the ‘contradictions’ of being a Bangladeshi woman raised in Britain...keeping the audience enraptured for nearly two hours." Event 06/12/19
Light relief in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, our quirky little film about 12 year-old chess genius Yichen screened on BBC One. TX: Inside Out 30/03/20
What's it like to wrap up on one of the biggest TV show worldwide? “I cried…I’m human.” Maisie Williams has played Arya Stark in all 8 series of Game of Thrones. In this exclusive broadcast interview, she explained "it’s really overwhelming…they’re my family, they’ve seen me grow up. They’ve seen me navigate this industry with a lot of hiccups. They’ve seen me at some of my best times and some of my worst.” “It’s like graduating. I’m going to have me career now and this is where it started.” TX: 30/01/19
FREELANCE PRESENTER – PRIME-TIME SHOWS
BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
2015 – CONT.
I have presented a range of shows on this network station, covering broadcasters like Adrian Chiles and Stephen Nolan, as well as co-presenting Breakfast with Nicky Campbell, Weekend Breakfast and the award-winning Drive programme.
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2009 – CONT.
I presented the Breakfast Show for almost a decade, beating all previous audience figures for this ARIA-nominated Station of the Year. Since becoming a working mother, I now present my own show (Mon-Wed 4pm) which takes a more in-depth and sideways look at the day’s news.
It has the same pacey mix of news and conversation which proved a winning formula on Breakfast, bringing in more listeners than any other local BBC station outside London.
I was very proud to represent the network at Westminster for the organisation Sound Women, and aside from doing outside broadcasts from across England, I’ve taken the shows to the Netherlands (where I was covering the report into the MH17 plane crash) and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
REPORTER – RADIO AND TV ACROSS
2003 – CONT.
My investigative pieces have helped win radio and RTS awards for the current affairs programme Inside Out. One of my exclusives, about a 100 year-old transplanted kidney, made international headlines experts claimed I’d uncovered a medical world-first.
My off-diary stories have featured on network radio, TV and online. Dating back to the early stages of the financial crisis, my coverage of reaction to Northern Rock’s collapse featured on Newsnight and Panorama.